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Not So Standard Deviations

Jan 12, 2018

Hilary and Roger welcome the new year by discussing Excel (again), why talking to people who generate data matters, meditation and neuroscience, and trust vs. quality in data analysis.

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Python in Excel:

Dec 15, 2017

An end-of-year episode chock full of topics! Roger and Hilary discuss using Excel, detecting serial killers, counting hurricane-related deaths, and whether it's possible to evaluate a data analysis without knowing who the author is. 

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Dec 4, 2017

Hilary and Roger revisit GANs and discuss what makes for a good data analysis.

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NYT Article on software problem:


Universal Paperclips:

Nov 22, 2017

Hilary and Roger discuss when to hire a data scientist, the Kaggle State of Data Science and Machine Learning Survey, and the lack of tools for tracking changes to data.

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Stickers at Sonos:

John Carmack on git:

Nov 8, 2017

Roger went to the rOpenSci Oz Unconference and Hilary led a design sprint. 

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rOpenSci OzUnconf 2017:

Summary of OzUnconf by Nick Tierney:

How do you convince people to use R?